Nitrous Sedation

Inhalation Anesthesia ~ The most commonly used inhalation agent is Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas. ” Nitrous Oxide is a sedating gas that is combined with oxygen to make patients feel more comfortable during dental care.

A small rubber inhaler is placed over the patient’s nose and adjusted so that the patient breathes through it.

With Nitrous Oxide, most patients experience an initial feeling of lightheadedness, which gradually leads to an overall feeling of well being.

The advantages of inhalation sedation are its rapid onset, lack of lingering effects, the ability of the patient to engage in conversation while under its influence, and the ability of the patient to drive home unassisted.